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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:57 am

Some "missing" sailors from USS TURNER might have been found buried in Long Island cemetery:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/11/23/a-military-historians-find-could-unlock-the-mystery-of-136-sailors-missing-since-wwii/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news

Explosion after explosion rocked the USS Turner — detonations so powerful that they broke windows in the buildings near New York’s harbor, more than a mile away.

A final and particularly violent explosion ripped the Gleaves-class destroyer in two. By 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 3, 1944 — less than two hours after the initial, internal explosion — the Turner was submerged in the Atlantic Ocean.

Other ships scrambled to pluck more than 150 survivors from frigid waters. But 136 sailors died that day, many trapped behind watertight doors while manning their battle stations, according to the Associated Press.

Officially, the bodies of the sailors killed on the USS Turner were never recovered. The Pentagon still considers them missing.

But a World War II historian says the remains of some of the missing sailors may have been buried in nearby Long Island veterans cemetery
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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:31 pm

From the Facebook page of the Sub Base, New London:

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:18 pm

Norfolk's snowstorm on EISENHOWER:

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:02 pm

Now THAT's bow art!

HMS DRAGON:

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:53 pm

Flag Day in Canada:

From John Newton, commanding officer of MARLANT and JTF for the RCN:

John Newton ‏@greatbigseas 4h4 hours ago
More life and death under the banner of a great nation: #Canada150 #FlagDay

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:40 pm

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/navy-cant-even-give-away-two-old-ships-because-it-would-cost-too-much-to-remove-hazardous-materials

Navy can’t even give away two old ships because it would cost too much to remove hazardous materials

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The Royal Canadian Navy considered giving a destroyer and supply ship to another nation instead of scrapping them, but had to nix the idea when it realized how costly it would be to remove hazardous materials from the vessels.

HMCS Protecteur and HMCS Algonquin, both decommissioned in 2015, were considered for donation, according to documents obtained by the Ottawa Citizen. But to move ahead with that plan would have required that the government spend more than $10 million on each vessel to remove all polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.

Instead of spending the $20 million, the decision was made to send the vessels to the scrap heap.

Public Services and Procurement Canada has just put out a new request for bids for the disposal of the former HMCS Preserver, a supply ship, and the former CFAV Quest, a research ship used by the Department of National Defence. Those bids are required by April 26.
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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:35 pm

DALLAS departs Groton for Bremerton for de-commissioning.

From the Gold Star bridge....

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